A 70-year-old man’s death was caused by exposure to cold and hypothermia, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.
A Des Plaines man’s death was caused by exposure to cold and hypothermia, a spokesperson from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Tuesday. The deceased body of Lawrence Sviontek, 70, was discovered in his trailer park residence on the 1300 block of Rand Road at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 20, according to the medical examiner’s office report. The manner of death was accidental, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s report, and another significant contributing condition was chronic alcoholism. Victims of hypothermia are often elderly people without enough food, clothing or heat, babies sleeping in cold bedrooms, anyone who stays outside for long periods of time including hikers, hunters, those without homes and …
Beware of the effects of the sub-zero weather on your furry family members.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Laura Frisch
Saturday, February 5, 2011
These arctic temperatures are dangerous for animals and humans alike. There are many hazards at this time of year for our family pets even if they look just fine walking around in their permanent fur coats. Just like us, our dogs and cats can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite. The best preventative for this is to keep your cats and dogs indoors during these cold spurts. Letting them out in your yard or taking them for a walk no more than 10 minutes at a time. According to the Animal 911 emergency veterinarian clinic in Skokie, frostbite can begin within five to 10 minutes of being exposed to freezing conditions. They emphasized that the most vulnerable spots on a dog or cat are their pads on the bottom of their paws and the tips of …